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Ducatis arent reliable, they said...
« on: July 31, 2015, 08:35:33 PM »
....so, I bought one. I was at my local Ducati dealerto purchase an 899, but I wasnt too keen on their OTD prices (16k +), thats Aprilia RSV4 money. F.uck that!! Anyway, this little gem was sitting near the corner of the Duc section, I inquired about it and walked away with her.

what happened to the forum? its so dead now.


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Re: Ducatis arent reliable, they said...
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2015, 09:34:25 PM »
....so, I bought one. I was at my local Ducati dealerto purchase an 899, but I wasnt too keen on their OTD prices (16k +), thats Aprilia RSV4 money. F.uck that!! Anyway, this little gem was sitting near the corner of the Duc section, I inquired about it and walked away with her.

what happened to the forum? its so dead now.


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Congrats man! O0

The new ones "899" and 1299 gens appear to be more reliable than previous older gens. They also have longer service intervals so that should save you some money. However, the service charge is still high if you take it in to a Duc dealership for service relatively speaking.

Why forum is so dead?

Not that many Hmong riders.

Even though there's a lot more Hmong drivers and car owners, the Auto forum is kind of dead too...so you can see why in the 2 wheel forum.

Enjoy your new Ducling!



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Re: Ducatis arent reliable, they said...
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2015, 03:43:12 AM »
thanks king, you are right about the longer maintenance intervals for the panigale (major service at 15k miles) and expect to pay $1k-2k for this service. Makes you future panigale owners think twice about purchasing, dun it?



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Re: Ducatis arent reliable, they said...
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2015, 01:42:21 AM »
My nephew had an 1198 and I took it for a spin a few times and the handling is very crisp. Never ridden an 848 but I'm sure the 848 feels the same too. The obvious difference is power and wet vs. dry clutch as both look almost identical. He did all the maintenance himself to save money. The only time he took it to the dealership is for to the infamous "bubble in the gas tank" issue. They replaced the tank.

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Re: Ducatis arent reliable, they said...
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2015, 02:39:04 AM »
Looks good!  O0

I miss the speed of my sport bike.. But don't miss the backaches at all. lol



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Re: Ducatis arent reliable, they said...
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2015, 04:36:27 AM »
Looks good!  O0

I miss the speed of my sport bike.. But don't miss the backaches at all. lol

Go nekkid as those models have a real handlebar and the seating position is standard/upright so very comfy on longer trips for many O0. I might pick something like this up next:




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Re: Ducatis arent reliable, they said...
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2015, 05:20:10 PM »
Looks good!  O0

I miss the speed of my sport bike.. But don't miss the backaches at all. lol

Actually, motos can only do "120-130mph max" even a Busa according to a guy (Blongforever) that's never ridden one before. Yeah same guy you said don't know much about bikes so your Raider is fine as it can already do the maximum "speed" of "120-130mph"... ;D ;D ;D


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Re: Ducatis arent reliable, they said...
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2015, 08:45:34 PM »
I think my next bike is gonna be a tourer. lol

The new Harley Ultra low's are looking comfy and I'm able to almost flat foot it compared to a goldwing. lol



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Re: Ducatis arent reliable, they said...
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2015, 11:16:08 PM »
I think my next bike is gonna be a tourer. lol

The new Harley Ultra low's are looking comfy and I'm able to almost flat foot it compared to a goldwing. lol

I can see myself owing a Tourer like a Wing someday but not quiet ready yet so I can see a Sport-Tourer in my future first i.e., VFR 1200, FJR, BMW 1600 GT, etc...


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Re: Ducatis arent reliable, they said...
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2015, 11:04:58 PM »
I like the Agusta M4.

Great pick up!



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Re: Ducatis arent reliable, they said...
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2015, 10:10:10 AM »
Cool,

Id love to ride too, but too busy with other things. So I didnt get to ride much this year.



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